School Details

Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow

Test Scores by grade

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New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
37%
31%
37%
43%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
35%
34%
39%
45%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District #20 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow is MS. BRENDA D. CHAMPION, whose e-mail is bchampion@schools.nyc.gov. 1,357 students go to Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 34% of the Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 1,357 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow is 14:1. Tiferes Miriam School for Girls is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 58% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 57% 37%
Hispanic 26% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 66%
Limited English proficiency 34% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    School nice I like but boring a bit no i teach here in mahtematics and kids are naghty but i still like skool a lot

  • (1 year ago)

    Edward B. Shallow is the best school in district 20. Don't ltake verbatim in the poor reviews many of them are inaccurate. As a former student I found that many of the teachers are caring and supportive. When I had a problem many of the teachers were willing to talk with me privately. When a classmate of mine had an issue Principal Dr.Champion talked with her. The curriculum of the school is the standard NYC mandated one; and most students who fall behind get the help needed. Many of the students from the sp/ honor classes make it into specialized high schools(Stuy for me!). Many of the students are kept fit thanks to having Phys.Ed 3 times a week. Though I do have to admit that this school is lacking in the arts; that is changing though. Recently a school newspaper has been introduced and a band is being formed(through the arduous efforts of Ms.P) There are some squirmishes amongst the students but its average. Some kids may seem rude but you have to get to know them. Are there fights? Maybe after school and sometimes in the lunchroom.3 years ago I wouldn't recommend this school. Over 3 yeas I've seen this school improve (smart boards newspaper talent show ipads etc

  • (1 year ago)

    Please do not send your child to this school. Many of the students are rude disrespectful and immature. If you are Asian American you will be called 'chino' and berated in other racist ways. There are sometimes when you will be assaulted by a random student for no reason. There are students that are willing to work hard but they are overshadowed by those who do bad. The school also has limited course offerings with only 1 Spanish teacher 1 art teacher (per grade) and only 2 music teachers. There's no band or any extracurriculars. Though I agree that most teachers are decent. If you get in this school please try to transfer out. I'm currently in a Specialized High School and I regret spending a horrible 3 years at Shallow.

  • (1 year ago)

    this skool is good i go there. I'm in class 802 and i think it good. u get to go ahead 1 year and take regent. got in2 Btech. ty shallow

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to this school and I absolutely love it. The teachers are great and the students in the 6th 7th 8th grades are respectful. Parents or students who say this school is bad has never been there. They hear rumours. There are barley fights in this school. So whoever says this school is bad they are hating. It makes me go rage mode when you "parents" say it's a bad school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Whoever wrote "this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life." I really want to meet you. I also go to EBS I came 2 months ago from a Private School. I absoulutely hate this school. Most of the teachers are decent but the kids! They have NO manners NO respect for anyone! Its filled with a bunch of kids raised in "ghetto" families. They're also SO mean! And the 7th grade dean Ms. Silver doesn't care about anything that goes on in school. Such as bullying. She says to "toughen up". Maybe the person that wrote the review that I mentioned can at least be friends and get along. /

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is by far the worst school ive been to in my entire life. i am a child and i dont learn very well or quickly i dont deserve to have to go home and cry and be yelled at by certain teachers. this school also has no talents to choose from at all. ive been going there 2 months and already some kids tried to jump me. the teacher are horrible the school itself is horrible the security is very bad. this cool is no where near one of the best schools and i will never ever recommand for you to send your child there.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter absolutely loves this school she has 100% attendance because she loves it so much she doesnt want to be absent. The teachers are very nice.

  • (2 years ago)

    I just wrote the last article. I just want to say one thing i know that you cant believe everything you read but as a parent and my experience with this school the ACTIONS show for itself... i believe all the articles parents are posting had to learn the hard way please dont do the same no child should go threw this..

  • (2 years ago)

    I have nothing good to say about this school. The extra time given after school is dedicated to doing homework. Excuse me but it is supposed to be for giving extra instruction. But of course when you complain you are told that your child is receiving all the instruction they need. Most of my child's teachers leave the class when they are supposed to be teaching to take cell phone calls. My child isn't allowed to do that why are teachers allowed? Teachers do not teach they just write a few words on the board and tell the kids to look it up at home. I may as well homeschool. There is supposed to be a dress code as well meanwhile the girls look indecent and the boys like thugs. Where is the principal? What is she doing to help this failing school? I know she's hiding in her office til she can scurry out to her car at the end of the day.It's time this school gets new leadership. Oh and by the way that last poster apparently thinks that this schools is as good as it was in 1978. Guess what 34 years have passed. You have no idea what a pit this place is. You have no right to even post here.

  • (2 years ago)

    I agreed with pretty much every other parent's comments about this school. The teachers inform you about a grade and when you ask them about it they act like they are talking to another kid in their school and not an interested parent. "Thank you for your concern" is a very patronizing and condescending way to answer a note when a parent asks a question. If you talk to the parent coordinator they are really there to help the teacher not the parent. I will work hard not to send my other child to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The results of both the ELA and Math came out today and guess what? This school is a failure. For the ELA test they had practically nobody score a 4 in all 3 grades. They had 26.5% of grade six score a 1. How is that acceptable. This school needs an overhaul and the principal needs to be removed!

  • (3 years ago)

    the worst school ever full of srespectfull unprofessional rude ignorand and raceist principal and stataff not only to student but to parent and gurdian if your chiled ever got this school i wish you an easy fight with the board of ED. to transfer him or her I don't know how the parents can take this when thier kids compliant to them. get up and take action don't let any body ruine your child future or put him under pressure.

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely agree with the review below mine. This school is an utter and complete disaster. I am shocked that there are any positive reviews regarding this school. Their disregard for communicating with parents is ridiculous. These kids aren't being taught anything most of the teachers don't teach can't handle their classes the deans are useless and the principal seems to be non-existent. I have heard of quite a few incidents regarding fighting/the safety of students and the lack of teachers and/or security guards on the premises to intervene when students are in danger. It is appauling that we send our children to school and expect them to be safe but that is not the case here at Shallow. I am transfering my child out of this school and sending her elsewhere before she's severely hurt or the NYC Public School system fails her.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a disaster. There seems to be fighting daily suspensions are just handed out like it was nothing and no one seems to care that the students are suffering. Failure appears to run rampant here if a child fails a test it's no big deal. The place is run like a zoo they aren't preparing them for anything. The principal is all talk and inaffective. The gym teachers are a joke standing around texting instead of actually giving them some sort of direction. There seems to be no discipline. The deans are inaffective. The kids are allowed to act like animals because they know nothing will happen to them. The principal is scared of her students. She hasn't lived up to her own hype. She needs to be removed and someone who knows what they are doing needs to step in. Only 24% of last years 6th grade could read at grade level. Shouldn't that be a red flag right there? At what point is the DOE going to step in and straighten this school out? I hope they do it before they lose another generation.

  • (3 years ago)

    There are alot of students that are disrespectful to the teachers and teachers that can't teach but that doesn't mean that all the teachers are like that there are some really great ones.There are alot of teachers that are really funny and that care about their students. Students respect and like the teacheres that treat them fairly. As for inappropriate language in the hallways it can be found in most schools. There are fights in Shallow too but what school doesn't have fights.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is horrible. I highly recommend parents' whose child(s) may be enrolling in this school to not. This is filled with racist young students who are not only rude to teacher but toward other students/classmates. Inappropriate languages are used almost all the time. The staff are very useless and careless. They honestly do not care for your kids only themselves and making money. The deans are useless and students are rude. Those kids' parents should discipline their own kid to act mature as a young teenage; and get them ready for high school. Watch out for your kid(s) because my daughter had pretzels thrown at her and pushed by other people for being an Asian-American. This school really needs to improve in every way possible...

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very excited that my son will be going to Shallow the school is great the teachers are very helpful. School isn't supposed to be fun all the time im glad the principal isn't nice she or he shouldn't be when it comes to certain situations. Takes a lot of hard work and dedication. when you do well in school it feels great!

  • (4 years ago)

    itz a very good skool i go 2 skool there and all the teachers are nice and everyone. also there lunch and breakfast is tasty 2.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am in the Renaissance Academy and i think this school turned from good to worse. Well the good part of this school is that we have good teachers that teach very well. The worst part is that in some classes don't have art spanish health and music which includes my class. Some of the students are disrespectful and rude. I wish it was back to the way it was before all of this nonsense!

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